Rest in Peace - David Hess
Sad and somewhat shocking news coming in this morning regarding genre favorite David Hess. Apparently the film community has lost another one of its own. Read on for details, which unfortunately are on the scant side at the moment.
David's children broke the news to fans and friends on his official Facebook page this morning, stating that the actor had passed away.
"It is with great sadness that we have said our last goodbyes to our beloved dad and friend to all. David passed away peacefully last night. The Mad Hessian lives on in his family, friends, and all of his devoted fans. Sing a song in celebration of his life."
The cause of death was a heart attack, but no other details are available at this time. He was just 69.
Hess will forever be known as Krug Stillo, the incredibly evil villain of Wes Craven's The Last House on the Left, but he's made dozens of other film and TV appearances since such as "Baretta", Swamp Thing, House on the Edge of the Park, "The A-Team", and "Knight Rider".
We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to offer our sincerest of condolences to David's friends, family, and constituents.
When our own Andrew Kasch originally moved to Los Angeles, one of his first jobs was working on a reel for Hess. It seems appropriate that we include it below to pay tribute and remember the man who gave so much.
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